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Historics Total Sales at Brooklands Tops £2,000,000.

The much-anticipated first auction by Historics at Brooklands on June 2, generated a total sale of over £2,000,000

Historics at Brooklands, the new independent classic and sports car auction house launched just three months ago by private investment, has reported excellent results from its inaugural sale, held at their permanent base at Brooklands, on the evening of  Wednesday, June 2.

In front of a vibrant audience of 500+ in the Historics’ marquee, a total of 65 fine motor cars plus automobilia were offered for sale by Historics’ Auction Director, Edward Bridger-Stille and his colleague, Edward Rising.

When proceedings closed, a total sale of £2,032,357 had been confirmed, with 61% of consigned cars sold to UK and international bidders, with sale cars being successfully bought from as far afield as Australia.

Joint-founders, Liam Cardiff and Mark Perkins, commented: “There was serious, committed and vigorous  bidding on the floor, by phone and via the latest on-line i-bidder technology, culminating in a tremendous result for our first auction.  And we were blessed with a wonderful summer evening, which helped contribute to the real garden party atmosphere.”

Post-sale comments from the trade have included the fact that Historics’ opener was one of the best-supported sales in recent years which, as Bridger-Stille suggests, is testimony to his team’s skills, and passion for the classic car movement.

“We have worked hard in a very short time to establish Historics’ credentials as an auction house with wide-ranging appeal and real personability, and to prove our professional skills alongside a real interest and passion for classics shared by all our team.”

The majority of sales went to UK-domiciled buyers but Historics achieved significant  awareness and visibility in the build-up within the international community, resulting in registrations from over 15 countries, and motor cars being sold to buyers in Belgium, Portugal, Monaco, Sweden and as far afield as South Africa and Australia.

Historics at Brooklands next auction is on September 25, to which fine motor cars are already consigned and further entries are invited.  For more information, call 0800 988 3838, e-mail: auctions@historics.co.uk, or see the website, www.historics.co.uk.

HISTORICS AT BROOKLANDS - JUNE 2ND 2010
LOT   STATUS TOTAL PRICE
1 C1957 Lambretta 150LD Restoration Project s £202
2 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280TE Estate s £2,235
3 1972 Opel GT Restoration Project n/s n/s
4 1977 Daimler Sovereign s £2,123
5 1953 Bentley R-Type Saloon s £25,702
6 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Litre Saloon n/s n/s
7 1995 Triumph Daytona Super III by Cosworth s £3,464
8 1972 Datsun B110 Rally Car n/s n/s
9 1973 BMW 3.0L CSL s £12,733
10 1973 Bentley T1 s £9,387
11 2003 MG SV n/s n/s
12 The Batmobile, A Promotional Vehicle s £33,007
13 1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster s £11,175
14 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 396SS Convertible s £30,172
15 1973 Jensen Healey n/s n/s
16 1975 Chevrolet  Camaro n/s n/s
17 1979 MG BGT to Fast Road Specification s £3,911
17a 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider s £43,582
18 1989 Bentley Turbo R s £12,516
19 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible s £15,645
20 1981 Ferrari  400i by Pininfarina s £6,145
21 1972 Ferrari 246GTS Dino s £67,050
22 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster s £28,000
23 2004 MG XPower SV-S by Roush n/s n/s
24 1981 Aston Martin V8 Vantage s £27,937
25 1946 Chrysler New Yorker s £13,200
26 1976 Porsche 911 3 litre Carrera s £7,822
27 1958 Jaguar XK150 s £70,013
28 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk. I 3 litre by Tickford s £89,400
29 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8L Roadster s £66,000
30 1935 Bentley 3½ litre Saloon by Freestone and Webb s £83,477
31 1968 Mini Cooper S 1275cc s £10,057
32 1969 Ford Cortina 1600E n/s n/s
33 1985 Tolman TG/85 F1 n/s n/s
34 1999 Bentley Continental R Mulliner s £45,258
35 1937 MG TA Competition n/s n/s
36 1963 Porsche 356B 1600S n/s n/s
37 1937 MG TA Special Roadster s £31,290
38 1965 Renault Gordini n/s n/s
39 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL s £67,050
40 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL n/s n/s
41 1989 Aston Martin V8 Zagato Volante s £68,167
42 1966 Jaguar Mk. II 3.8 litre Manual/overdrive s £10,281
43 1966 Lotus Cortina n/s n/s
44 1954 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupé n/s n/s
45 1968 Ford Escort AVO Rally n/s n/s
46 1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Vanden Plas Open Tourer by Harrisons s £670,500
47 1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith by HJ Mulliner s £33,525
48 1964 MGB Roadster Ex-works 'Comps Shop' Rally Car s £141,922
49 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Mk. I Saloon s £54,757
50 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 litre n/s n/s
51 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk. I Drophead Coupé s £162,037
52 2008 Jaguar C-Type by Heritage n/s n/s
53 1953/2005 Bentley Speed Six Open Tourer by Racing Green Engineering n/s n/s
54 1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Series 1 s £7,599
55 1967 Jensen Interceptor Series I by Vignale n/s n/s
56 1993 Jaguar XJ220 n/s n/s
57 1951 Bentley Mk. VI Standard Steel Saloon s £11,286
58 1976 Ferrari 308 GT4 Series II n/s n/s
59 1972 Rolls-Royce Corniche Cornvertible by HJ Mulliner n/s n/s
60 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Windovers Style Three Position Drophead Coupe n/s n/s
61 1988 Ferrari  328GTS S £25,143
62 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL S £23,000
63 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM n/s n/s
64 1986 Mercedes-Benz 230E s £5,587
TOTAL VOLUME SALES = 61%
TOTAL VALUE OF ALL SALES   £2,032,357

About Historics at Brooklands

The independent auction house, Historics at Brooklands was established in March 2010, by private investors, to provide a highly-knowledgeable and professional resource for the sale and purchase of fine quality classic and collector cars.  All staff are highly experienced with the classic car sector, and are themselves classic car owners and enthusiasts.  With a permanent home at the evocative Brooklands, Weybridge venue, but independent in ownership, Historics will host four auctions in the course of its first year, the next on September 25th at Brooklands. 

Website: www.historics.co.uk

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